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Forest Whitaker

Forest Steven Whitaker III (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Lee Daniels' The Butler, Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai,for his work in direct-to-video films and for his recurring role as LAPD Internal Affairs Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the award-winning television series The Shield. Whitaker won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. He also starred as Inspector Franck Dotzler in Taken 3 with Liam Neeson.


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Born:
Jul 15, 1961 In Longview, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
122
First Appeared:
In the movie LAbyrinth
Latest Project:
Movie Black Panther 2018-02-14
Known For
Poster of I Am You
Poster of Mysteries of the Unseen World
Poster of Serving Life
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Filmography
Movie Black Panther Zuri 2018-02-14
Movie A Fall from Grace Source 2018
Movie LAbyrinth Jack Jackson 2018
Movie The Forgiven Desmond Tutu 2018
Movie Burden Reverend Kennedy 2018
Movie Finding Steve McQueen Howard Lambert 2018
Series Roots Fiddler 2016-05-30
Movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Saw Gerrera 2016-12-14
Movie I Am You Narrator (voice) 2016-12-12
Movie Arrival Colonel Weber 2016-11-10
Movie Roots Fiddler 2016-05-30
Movie Southpaw Titus 'Tick' Wills 2015-06-15
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Unknown 2015-08-02
Movie Dope Narrator 2015-06-19
Movie Taken 3 Inspector Frank Dotzler 2014-12-16
Movie Repentance Angel 2014-02-28
Movie Two Men in Town William Garnett 2014-02-06
Movie The Last Stand Agent John Bannister 2013-01-12
Movie Making a Scene Man 2013-11-25
Movie Zulu Ali Sokhela 2013-12-04
Movie The Butler Cecil Gaines 2013-08-16
Movie Mysteries of the Unseen World Narrator 2013-11-01
Movie Pawn Will 2013-04-23
Movie Out of the Furnace Chief Wesley Barnes 2013-12-06
Movie Black Nativity Reverend Cornell Cobbs 2013-11-27
Movie Ernest & Celestine Ernest (voice) 2012-12-12
Movie Freelancers Dennis Larue 2012-08-10
Movie A Dark Truth Francisco Francis 2012-11-29
Movie Serving Life Narrator 2011-07-28
Movie Catch .44 Ronny 2011-12-08
Series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Sam Cooper 2011-02-16
Movie Our Family Wedding Brad Boyd 2010-03-12
Movie My Own Love Song Joey 2010-04-07
Movie The Experiment Barris 2010-07-15
Movie Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life Lion 2010-03-02
Movie Lullaby for Pi George 2010-10-11
Movie Repo Men Jake 2010-03-18
Movie Where the Wild Things Are Ira (voice) 2009-10-16
Movie Powder Blue Charlie 2009-05-08
Movie Hurricane Season Al Collins 2009-12-08
Movie Toys in the Attic Teddy 2009-04-04
Movie Crips and Bloods: Made in America Narrator 2008-01-01
Movie Street Kings Captain Jack Wander 2008-04-10
Movie Winged Creatures Charlie Archenault 2008-06-24
Movie Dragon Hunters Lian-Chu (voice) 2008-03-19
Movie Vantage Point Howard Lewis 2008-02-01
Movie The Air I Breathe Happiness 2007-02-07
Movie The Great Debaters Dr. James Farmer Sr. 2007-12-27
Movie Ripple Effect Philip 2007-06-21
Movie The Marsh Geoffrey Hunt 2006-05-18
Movie The Last King of Scotland Idi Amin 2006-09-01
Movie Even Money Clyde Snow 2006-03-01
Movie Everyone's Hero Lonnie Brewster 2006-09-15
Movie Mary Ted Younger 2005-11-18
Movie A Little Trip to Heaven Abe Holt 2005-12-26
Series Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
Movie Odyssey in Rome 2005-09-30
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Movie American Gun Carter 2005-01-01
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Deacons for Defense Marcus 2003-01-01
Movie Panic Room Burnham 2002-03-29
Movie Phone Booth Captain Ed Ramey 2002-09-09
Series E! Live From the Red Carpet Himself 2002-01-13
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Series The Twilight Zone 2002-09-18
Series The Shield Unknown 2002-03-12
Movie Feast of All Saints Daguerreotypist Picard 2001-11-11
Movie Green Dragon Addie 2001-01-01
Movie The Fourth Angel Agent Jules Bernard 2001-08-15
Series The Hire The Employer 2001-04-26
Movie The Hire: The Follow 2001-01-01
Movie Battlefield Earth Ker 2000-05-10
Movie Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Himself - Actor / Director 2000-09-27
Movie Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation Himself 2000-05-01
Movie Light It Up Officer Dante Jackson 1999-11-04
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Witness Protection Steven Beck 1999-12-11
Movie Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Ghost Dog 1999-09-13
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie Body Count Crane 1998-04-28
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault Mr. Rucker 1996-01-01
Movie Phenomenon Nate Pope 1996-07-05
Movie Smoke Cyrus Cole 1995-06-09
Movie Species Dan Smithson, Empath 1995-07-07
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Jason's Lyric Maddog 1994-09-28
Movie Prêt-à-Porter Cy Bianco 1994-12-23
Movie Blown Away Anthony Franklin 1994-07-01
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie The Enemy Within Colonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey 1994-08-24
Movie Last Light Fred Whitmore 1993-08-22
Movie Bank Robber Officer Battle 1993-12-03
Movie Lush Life Buddy Chester 1993-10-01
Movie Body Snatchers Major Collins 1993-06-09
Movie Consenting Adults David Duttonville 1992-10-16
Movie Article 99 Dr. Sid Handleman 1992-03-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie The Crying Game Jody 1992-09-02
Movie A Rage in Harlem Jackson 1991-05-03
Movie Diary of a Hitman Dekker 1991-11-20
Movie Criminal Justice Jessie Williams 1990-09-08
Movie Downtown Dennis Curren 1990-01-12
Movie Johnny Handsome Dr. Steven Fisher 1989-09-12
Movie Bloodsport Rawlins 1988-02-26
Movie Bird Charlie 'Bird' Parker 1988-07-01
Movie Hands of a Stranger Sergeant Delaney 1987-05-10
Movie Good Morning, Vietnam Edward Montesque Garlick 1987-12-23
Movie Stakeout Det. Jack Pismo 1987-08-05
Series North and South 1987-01-04
Movie Platoon Big Harold 1986-12-18
Movie The Color of Money Amos 1986-10-07
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Tag: The Assassination Game Gowdy's Bodyguard 1982-04-20
Movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High Charles Jefferson 1982-08-13
Series Cagney and Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Series Diff'rent Strokes Unknown 1978-11-03
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14